Scott Shannon veteran on-air personality and program director
of WPLJ/New York, is one of radio's most respected music programmers
who helped create and define the "Morning Zoo" format.
As a youth, he listened to different stations around the country
during his family's frequent moves. His first job at age 17 was
at WAAB/Mobile in 1969. He then worked at WMPS/Memphis, followed
by WMAK/Nashville, where he spent three years as program director
and on-air personality.
Shannon then joined WQXI/Atlanta, became program director at WPGC/Washington,
DC, and then went to WRBQ/ Tampa. It was at WRBQ where he created
the "Morning Zoo" format, a fun party atmosphere during
the four-hour morning shift.
His next position was at WHTZ/New York, where he took the ratings
from last to first in just 72 days. He then went to Pirate Radio
KQLZ/Los Angeles before returning to New York to join WPLJ in 1991.
His Scott & Todd in the Morning program at WPLJ enjoys one of
the biggest audiences in the United States, and he is programmer
and host of the True Oldies Channel satellite music station.
Scott Shannon was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.
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